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Family Groups – Article of The Week

Article of the Week: Article 28

 

This week we are looking at Article 28 – the right to education. As teachers we know how important this right is for children, particularly when education for children in the UK is harder to access.

Like last week, this set will contain activities for primary and secondary, a reflection and an extension exercise. Activities are easy to carry out with the minimum of equipment – most only need a pencil and paper. All previous weeks’ packs are available online. https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/teaching-resources/guidance-assemblies-lessons/article-of-the-week/

 

Wishing you all the best,

 

Mrs Farrow

Connecting classrooms

Ms Swales held assembly today to talk about her visit to our partner school in Zimbabwe. It was really interesting to hear about life for children in Zimbabwe.

Article 28: All children have the right to education

Tynemouth Aquarium

Today some of our year 9 pupils went to Tyneside Aquarium to learn more about plastic waste in our oceans and how water pollution affects sea life. This ties in with our textiles project where pupils design and make an eco bag for life with a sea life theme. We all had a great time and learned a lot.

British Heart Foundation Donation

Thank you everyone who donated money for non uniform day on the last day before half term. We raised £258.31 which will go to The British Heart Foundation.

Enterprise Market Research

Some of out 6th Form pupils went to the Metrocentre on Tuesday to carry out market research of Christmas products. We intend to make our own items using ideas from our visit and we also purchased some materials to make our products with. It was a very successful and enjoyable visit.

Head Boy and Girl

We recently carried out a vote to find our new Head Boy and Girl. Student council discussed gender neutral roles and it was voted in favour having gender specific roles. Staff and pupils voted after each candidate stood up in assembly to explain why they felt they would be good in the role. Everyone did fantastically well. Well don’t to everyone who put their name forward and congratulations to our new head pupils.

Student council

Today, pupils were surveying school meals. They wanted to find out what the most popular meals are, what meals pupils don’t like and asked for ideas of what pupils would like to see on the menu in future. The results were the collated and will be given to the kitchen staff as part of an ongoing revamp to our school dinner menu.

Harry’s Garden Party

Today we had a fete in memory of a much loved teacher Mr Wilkinson, who passed away recently.We included fishing themed games among our stalls and will donate proceeds to one of Mr Wilkinson’s favourite charities. We all had a fun filled afternoon and it was perfect weather for us.

UNICEF Playground Challenge

Yesterday morning in family groups we took part in the playground challenge. Groups designed their own challenges, collected sponsorship and carried out the 20 minute timed challenge. Groups made equipment from recycled items and every challenge was unique and creative. Everyone looked like they were having lots of fun.

Textiles Exhibition

Today our year 11 textiles class proudly showed their work to parents, staff, governors and pupils. They have all worked incredibly hard and produced some beautiful work. Well done year 11!